How Blood Components are Used
Location: 101 Page Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
The Southcoast Blood Bank is located just off the main lobby at St. Luke's Hospital.
When you donate blood at St. Luke's Hospital it stays local, saving the lives of individuals right here in the South Coast region.
The Southcoast Blood Bank is 80 percent self-supporting, meaning that 80 percent of the blood used in the hospital comes from local volunteer donors.
Typically, Southcoast uses nearly 1,200 pints of blood a month.
The whole blood donation process — from the interview through the actual donating — usually takes 20 to 25 minutes.